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Dominic Deacon

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November 17th 2008
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Is this why the new Mac Pro has been taking so long?
by Steve Connor 1 month ago
http: www.redsharknews.com technology item 4470-amd-s-forthcoming-radeon-rx-vega-greater-gpu-power-at-lower-cost
Re: Is this why the new Mac Pro has been taking so long?
by Dominic Deacon 4 weeks ago
Andrew Kimery "you'll certainly run into those that vehemently prefer PCs (or as they are known in gaming circles, The Glorious PC Gaming Master Race ;))." That's more refering to their preference of
Another Fine Selection
by Tim Glaim 1 month ago
Hey, everyone. I'm trying to get good at making fine selections and I've been looking through tutorials, but I can't get agood selection on this picture I've been practicing with. Here's the original
Re: Another Fine Selection
by Dominic Deacon 1 month ago
Wow, you've set yourself an absolute nightmare task. I spend most of my day cutting people from backdrops at the moment but I can't close on that (certainly can't do it at that resolution). The hair i
Copy object to new spot and align it
by Kevin Gonzales 1 month ago
OK, I hope I can explane this well. In the attached Photoshop file it's a picture of a conference table. Toward the bottom there was a plate that I took out and you can see just a bit left next to the
Re: Copy object to new spot and align it
by Dominic Deacon 1 month ago
Looking forward to someone proving me wrong here but I don't this is possible. You can flip the cloned endcap layer back and forth all day but the perspective it's photographed at originally doesn't m
Film School Retrospective: 10 Years Later (roughly)
by Scott Roberts 3 months ago
A recent conversation I had got me reflecting on my film school days, a subject I've gone back and forth in my head on as to whether it was a stupid degree or a completely enriching experience It cou
Re: Film School Retrospective: 10 Years Later (roughly)
by Dominic Deacon 2 months ago
Thanks for the story. Growing up all I wanted to do was go to film school. I didn't go to high school so my teenage years were spent pillaging local video shops watching 3 or 4 movies a day. Basically
FAO Bill - or anyone looking at the new MacBook Pro....
by Tom Sefton 2 months ago
https: youtu.be YkLgOzjRuWQ Around the 12min mark it gets interesting. Fcpx gets huge performance from a laptop with less ram and a huge GPU disadvantage, although this seems to be waylaid by larger p
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Chris Harlan liked this 2 months ago
Re: FAO Bill - or anyone looking at the new MacBook Pro....
by Dominic Deacon 2 months ago
I saw a very similar comparison only they also drafted in the Dell XPS 15 as well as the MBP and the Alienware. There seems something misfiring in the Alienware as it underperformed on that one again
Matchining colour and wb on two similar photos.
by Andrew Rabka 3 months ago
On last trip I used a compact camera with auto mode, and when I apply auto-allign option in PS, there is a visibile difference in brightness, and white balance. Is it possible to match them automatica
Re: Matchining colour and wb on two similar photos.
by Dominic Deacon 3 months ago
Pretty sure there's no way to do it automatically. Shouldn't be overly difficult to do it manually though. Happy to help with doing that if needed.
2013 Franken Mac Pro Tube - FCPX editor upgrades 2013 Mac Pro
by Craig Seeman 3 months ago
Switching from Premiere Pro back to FCPX and no longer willing to wait for Apple to update the 2013 Mac Pro, he modes with new CPU and external GPU. He says he actually found it easy to upgrade. https
Re: 2013 Franken Mac Pro Tube - FCPX editor upgrades 2013 Mac Pro
by Dominic Deacon 3 months ago
Eric Santiago "Again cost saving depends on needs." It honestly takes about half an hour to an hour to put a pc together. It's kind of fun and it's kind of cool cause you know what's in there and wha
"Adobexit", switching from PPro to FCPX
by Steve Connor 3 months ago
Just noticed this article reposted on the FCPX Editors group on Facebook about switching to FCPX http: www.vivalazoom.co.uk switch-premiere-final-cut
Re: "Adobexit", switching from PPro to FCPX
by Dominic Deacon 3 months ago
I remember once someone from Adobe saying that if they had $10 for everytime their programs were stolen they'd be the richest company in the world. I remember thinking then 'well, why not sell it for
Photoshop question
by james lang 3 months ago
My G5 just died, and I would appreciate guidance on replacing it. I'm a fine artist, and use Photoshop to doctor photos of my work. On rare occasion, I work with After Effects. I hate the concept of C
Re: Photoshop question
by Dominic Deacon 3 months ago
james lang "1. Is there a decent non-cloud Photoshop that will run on the newer Macs " Adobe used to still sell cs6 but I think now creative cloud for $10 a month is your only option if you want phot
This picture does not match!
by Chaernon Adrian 4 months ago
Hi, I ve watched A TON of YouTube tutorials on how to composite. I need to make an album cover for an upcoming album and this is what I have so far: I know the shadows are a bit weird because I did th
Re: This picture does not match!
by Dominic Deacon 4 months ago
I don't think the composite job is bad. It may be that having done it yourself you are more aware of it's short comings and the edges stand out to you in a way they wont for others. Not a big fan of u
Change part of image to match rest of image
by Gene Weglarz 4 months ago
I have a photo that somehow is split with different settings. I am not too familiar with Photoshop, I'm video and effects guy, and have tried to do it in Lightroom, to no avail. Anyone know a way to d
Re: Change part of image to match rest of image
by Dominic Deacon 4 months ago
It's difficult because it feels like there's so many values that are different between the two halves but I got it close and with more time I'm sure it could be done faultlessly. Basically I used an e
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At least one NLE is making great use of the new Touch Bar
by Steve Connor 4 months ago
https: 9to5mac.com 2016 12 16 davinci-resolve-studio-12-5-4-touch-bar-macbook-pro
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Re: At least one NLE is making great use of the new Touch Bar
by Dominic Deacon 4 months ago
Why do you have to have tried something to know it would be no use to you Everyone knows their own workflows no It's just a touch screen. We already use those to interact with computers so it's hard t
Text with Bullet Holes
by Ashah Peters 5 months ago
Hey, there! I was wondering if anyone knew how I could create text in Photoshop, and make it look like it was shot with a gun. I don't want any third party program requirements, if possible.
Re: Text with Bullet Holes
by Dominic Deacon 5 months ago
Do a google search for photoshop bullet brushes. Create your text and then put a layer mask on it and brush out spots with whichever bullet brush you choose.
Removing white background from fur
by Dominic Deacon 8 months ago
I've been collecting a lot of stock photos lately with the subject isolated on a white background. Usually it's easy enough to remove the white with a colour select and mask but I'm having a lot of tr
Re: Removing white background from fur
by Dominic Deacon 7 months ago
Thanks guys! Very helpful indeed.
So, about that Apple event....
by Tim Wilson 8 months ago
As far as I can tell, the only ACTUAL news that will affect anything about, really, anyone, anywhere, is the headphone jack, which, in the scheme of things is tiny compared to ditching floppies or opt
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David Lawrence liked this 8 months ago
Re: So, about that Apple event....
by Dominic Deacon 8 months ago
Robin S. Kurz "Dare I ask if you know what that actually means IP67 means (in terms of liquids) "Immersion up to 1m". IP68 stands for "Immersion beyond 1m". Sounds great, huh " You're the one who inv
Simulate (Magazine and/or Newspaper) Paper
by Gigi Marzo 8 months ago
Hi, I think that is the first time I write in this forum (photoshop), but I'm regular in "after effects". So I need an help. I'd like to simulate a magazine (old)paper for my artwork. Recently I'm get
Re: Simulate (Magazine and/or Newspaper) Paper
by Dominic Deacon 8 months ago
If I'm understanding what you're after right you're trying to simulate the actual texture of the paper You probably want to play around with blending modes. Google "textures" and find something that l
6 months in with FCPX... my feature requests (FWIW)...
by Michael Carter 8 months ago
Current FCPX: Amazing and frustrating. A big example of Apple s We know better than you and you ll come around eventually . We REALLY need a function or separate app to import FCP6 7 projects. I have
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David Lawrence liked this 8 months ago
Re: 6 months in with FCPX... my feature requests (FWIW)...
by Michael Carter 8 months ago
Robin S. Kurz "I guess you REALLY need to check out 7toX. Only been around since December of 2011. Maybe January 2012. Either way, I guess not long enough to get noticed." Aaw, sarcasm is just so pre
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Dominic Deacon liked this 8 months ago
A Point Release? WTF?
by Daniel McClintock 10 months ago
And I suppose we'll finally get Adobe CC 2016 during their November update! Arrggghh! -------------------- "Sometimes Life Needs a Cmd-Z!"
Re: A Point Release? WTF?
by Dominic Deacon 10 months ago
Yeah I think it's proxy primarily that Bill's excited about. Some of us we're editing in proxy before FCX was a gleam in Job's maniacal eye but I think it's bizarrely being considered an Apple creatio
What is your work computer / home computer?
by Don Walker 10 months ago
A little poll here: What is your work computer Your home computer Are they one and the same How many of you edit on a laptop to make a living Do you work for a facility with Mac Pros (nMP or legacy) o
Re: What is your work computer / home computer?
by Dominic Deacon 10 months ago
Mines a cheap, overclocked PC I built myself. Got all the pieces at bargain prices from slightly dodgy grey market sources (but still under warranty). Was a bit worried as it was my first time putting
Software update available!
by Michael Hancock 10 months ago
For Adobe. They just released their a big update to CC2015 (in the middle of 2016 - LOL). Proxy editing has been brought to Premiere! Hopefully Apple isn't far behind with an update of their own. ----
Re: Software update available!
by Dominic Deacon 10 months ago
As a beauty photographer I got to say that's the coolest thing I've seen all day.
Beating a dead horse
by Herb Sevush 10 months ago
Beating a dead horse should be the name of this forum. For those who keep insisting that the Apple rollout of FCPX (as opposed to the product itself) was brilliant, Andrew Kimery, in a different threa
Re: Beating a dead horse
by Herb Sevush 10 months ago
Bill Davis "Your vision of editing is clear, Herb." To me it is, however you seem to see me as through a glass, darkly. Bill Davis "Editing is a thing that happens in a "shop." The "shop" determines
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Dominic Deacon liked this 10 months ago
Competition
by Rainer Schubert 1 year ago
Affinity just announced, that it s software products will soon run on Windows also. Affinity Designer is already running as Alpha-Version. They wrote, the Applications (Affinity photo , designer) will
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Jim Wiseman liked this 1 year ago
Re: Competition
by Dominic Deacon 1 year ago
Chris Pettit " Imagine the Affinity Photo interface and speed with animation capabilities " Not that you've specifically said as much but I often see people complaining about the speed of Photoshop a
Creative Cloud Holiday Discount Accounting?
by Bill Davis 1 year ago
So lots of email today and ads with DEEP discounts for a first year of CC. Like pushing near 70% off. IIRC the earlier discussions here the idea advanced was that the subscription rate didn't reflect
Re: Creative Cloud Holiday Discount Accounting?
by Dominic Deacon 1 year ago
Jim Wiseman "Why not one forum to discuss the changes, the advantages, the good and the bad of all systems " To be fair, I do recall there being a lot of complaints on the FCX forum about there not b
Wall Street says to the 2019 adobe CEO - why aren't you fully monetising 5 mill captive subscribers?
by Aindreas Gallagher 2 years ago
half a notion off Dick Costolo's ouster from twitter. The general notion is that twitter was mis-apprehended, and had unrealistic investor goals relative to facebook. But Wall street didn't really car
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David Lawrence liked this 2 years ago
Re: Wall Street says to the 2019 adobe CEO - why aren't you fully monetising 5 mill captive subscribers?
by Dominic Deacon 2 years ago
Chris Pettit "In any event, AU pricing wasn't my point at all anyway. it was leadership and transparency. And honesty." Well fair enough but just to clear up this point, when this article was written
Think I may have found Customer Services.
by Billy Payn 2 years ago
Just got back from a trip round Queensland down under, and couldn't resist. Actually, when I saw this, I turned the camper van round and made the girls wait while I took the picture. 'Why did you take
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Aindreas Gallagher liked this 2 years ago
Re: Think I may have found Customer Services.
by Chris Pettit 2 years ago
Such fertile soil, couldn't resist.
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Dominic Deacon liked this 2 years ago
Editing Today - another Philippic
by Simon Ubsdell 2 years ago
The Focus discussion has thrown up a number of really interesting topics but because the focus has been Focus, it's been hard to disentangle some really good ones. Here's an old-fashioned view of wher
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David Lawrence liked this 2 years ago
Re: Editing Today - another Philippic
by Andrew Kimery 2 years ago
Bill Davis "Simon is essentially arguing that a tool like X is a reflection of a trend where editing is becoming infected by a "too much cutting" and that's somehow bad for content creation. " Bill D
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Dominic Deacon liked this 2 years ago
Best PC editing laptop
by mike albertini 3 years ago
Hi, I've done lots of research on this but before i take the plunge I thought I'd just get some advice from people on here. My budget is 600 ($1015) and I need this laptop for editing promos, packages
Re: Best PC editing laptop
by Dominic Deacon 3 years ago
Tim Wilson "BTW, also seconding Mads' approval of Windows 8. There's a MINOR thing or two to relearn, but the advantages are profound, and it's actually just a lot of fun. You'll also spend less time
Adobe 2014 Q2
by Franz Bieberkopf 3 years ago
https: wwwimages2.adobe.com content dam Adobe en investor-relations PDFs q214 ADBE-Q214-Earnings-Release-17June2014.pdf "Adobe exited Q2 with 2 million 308 thousand paid Creative Cloud subscriptions,
Re: Adobe 2014 Q2
by Dominic Deacon 3 years ago
Sorry guys, I do enjoy the rants but I was one of the 400 odd thousand that took the bait. 10 of my Australian dollars for Photoshop and that other weird dohickey thing they bundle with it is a specta
Adobe CC log-in issues
by Oliver Peters 3 years ago
http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 376 442 That's encouraging! Not. I'm having similar issues just now, but fortunately nothing work dependent. My apps are working fine. Just the CC app won't take
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David Lawrence liked this 3 years ago
Re: Adobe CC log-in issues
by Dominic Deacon 3 years ago
Logging in to thier own app seems to be something Adobe just cant get thier head around. I was locked out of mine for a couple weeks. Adobes directions on how to fix it were totally worthless (they wo
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Adobe and Wage Theft
by Peter Wiley 3 years ago
From a recent issue of the New York Times "In the days ahead, a settlement is expected in the antitrust lawsuit pitting 64,613 software engineers against Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe. The engineers
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Jim Wiseman liked this 3 years ago
Re: Adobe and Wage Theft
by Dominic Deacon 3 years ago
Franz Bieberkopf "I don't have a history of Adobe prices in Australia (but would be interested in such). By my eye, the Australian dollar was more or less consistently above par for over two years pr
Premiere Pro CS6 v. 6.0.5 Crashes during export
by Nathan Hippenmeyer 3 years ago
Hello everyone. I'm a filmmaker working on a short film (roughly 16 minutes long) attempting to export to a simple format--Vimeo 1080p, @ 23.97fps. However, every time I try to export, it freezes at a
Re: Premiere Pro CS6 v. 6.0.5 Crashes during export
by Dominic Deacon 3 years ago
I'd bet on hardware related. I had a similar issue once upon a time. It turned out I had some bad RAM which rarely caused a problem but in the intensive process of exporting it would be found and writ
Top 7 pro editing applications?
by Daniel Peterson 4 years ago
Ok I've been searching around a little, and as far as I can tell these are the 7 most popular professional editing applications (no order) Do you agree Avid Media Composer Final Cut X Final Cut 7 Prem
Re: Top 7 pro editing applications?
by Dominic Deacon 4 years ago
Neat trick. Did that but I didn't think to refresh myslelf first as to how PP usually runs for me. I really only jump in there very occassionally for Magic Bullet (which along with Audition AE integra
How to export stereo OMF?
by Dominic Deacon 4 years ago
I've been track laying for a feature in Adobe Audition. I need to hand off the OMFs to my audio guy for him to finish. The problem I'm having is that when I export the OMF my stereo files get broken u
Re: How to export stereo OMF?
by Durin Gleaves 4 years ago
Hi Dominic, I know this is a bit late, but hopefully it's helpful information for the future. OMF format only supports mono clips. In order for Audition-generated OMF files to be compatible with other
Now Apple don't love us where shall we go.
by Ben Edwards 6 years ago
OK, first I should outline why I think myself, and lots of other professional editors, are looking to leave the Church of Apple. FCPx is not yet ready for 'professional' use (no multi-cam, EDL ..., le
Re: Now Apple don't love us where shall we go.
by Dominic Deacon 6 years ago
I agree on the Edius recommendation. I've been playing with Premiere and it seems like a straight upgrade from Final Cut. Edius is something else. It's super fast, no waiting to render and just downri
Why does this happen? (See images)
by Joe Martino 6 years ago
So I have a project in 1080p. Exported as "current settings" self contained and then sent to compressor. Made it into 90 minutes Best Quality DVD. Took the m2v file and burned with DVD Studio Pro. Wha
Re: Why does this happen? (See images)
by Dominic Deacon 6 years ago
I can't help but if you find a solution let me know. This is exactly the results I get following the same procedure. Got an end of financial year deadline just coming up and 2x20 minute video that nee
Issues with Back focus on Sony Ex-1
by Dominic Deacon 7 years ago
Hi guys. Slightly ticklish problem here and not being a technical person my descritption of the issue is probably not going to be sufficent for you to diagnose but please jump in you've heard of anyth
Re: Issues with Back focus on Sony Ex-1
by Alister Robbie 7 years ago
Darn. I just posted about this in an older thread. We have had this happen with 3 EX-1's. Two we own, and one rental. All had to have the lensing system replaced. Now it has just started happening aga
Exporting for PC
by Dominic Deacon 8 years ago
Hi I need to export my movie file from Final cut so it can be read by a PC. Originally the client asked for an .avi but the ones Final Cut exported didn't come out looking great. I asked them if they
Re: Exporting for PC
by Dominic Deacon 8 years ago
Thanks guys. I don't appear to have that codec or at least I cannot find it. My copy of final cut is a little old. Version 5.0. Could that be why Is there anyway to get hold of the codec if it is miss
Issues with audio synch
by Dominic Deacon 8 years ago
Okay I'll try my best to be clear with this: My sound guy is doing the audio for my project on a pc. When he's done with a section (we've broken a feature up into twenty minute sections for him) he gi
Re: Issues with audio synch
by David Roth Weiss 8 years ago
steve martin "I do use Studio 2 though just like the better known celeb. instructor." Well, welcome anyway... All the stuff I said above still applies.David Roth Weiss Director Editor David Weiss Pro
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